H is for Heart preschool alphabet activity (great for Valentine's Day!)

H is for Heart Activity

We had a few leftover heart stickers after last week’s I Can Feel my Heart Beat science lesson, so I decided to use them in a quick newspaper letter hunt! The activity was super simple to set-up.  All I used was newspaper and heart stickers. Bam. Done. Preschool fun and learning set up in less…

Santa’s Beard I Spy Alphabet Tube

Santa Clause is coming to town! My kids are so excited about Christmas! Even though they are 4 and 5 years old, I feel like they are experiencing the holiday for the first time (since they don’t remember much from years past). Then their excitement rubs off on me and I start making all of our preschool…

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Play Dough Jar

Chicka chicka boom boom, will there be enough room? One of my kids’ favorite first books was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. There’s something about the pictures and text that just thrilled my little boys! It even inspired a VERY last minute Halloween costume one year! (This was not a Pinterest perfect costume, but it was fun…

Books About the Rain Forest

Are you teaching a unit on the Rain Forest? What animals will you be including in your unit? Snakes? Toucans? Tigers? The variety of life that the rainforest holds is astounding! But don’t forget that it’s not just animal life we can study. The plants of the rainforest are equally intriguing! Here are a few…

20 Hearty and Filling Books about Soup

Is it soup day yet?!?! My favorite soup is baked potato soup- it’s soooo creamy and delicious! Add some Homemade, Easy-peasy Four Ingredient French Bread with it and I’m in HEAVEN. The idea for this book list actually came to me right in the middle of a soup craving. I was thinking, “man I wish someone…

Magnetic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, will there be enough room? This was one of my kids’ first favorite books! We read it over and over, watched it on YouTube, and did activities based on it. They LOVE this book! Consequently, the book went into hiding in order for us to get a break and some different…

Name recognition puzzle for preschoolers

Back-to-School Name Recognition Puzzle

What’s in a name? My name (Clarissa), never was good at being shortened. And the only affectionate suffix it ever got was a low hum (na-na-na-na-na…nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh…you know you sang that 😉 ) Our oldest son has a pretty unique name (Cannon…or as we like to call him, “Cannon Ball”). Our youngest son has a slightly…

Preschool and first grade lesson plan to use with the book 10 Black Dots

10 Black Dots Art and Math Activity

Do you see how well loved this book is?!? We have a few books that are in need of replacements because they are so well loved. Caps for Sale and 10 Black Dots are two of those books that need replacing. Before we decide to upcycle this book, I wanted to give it one more…

Are you ready to participate in #bookfacefriday? Start with some of these books!

Kid Lit Books for the Perfect Bookface!

Are you ready to start bookfacing?!? Before we go any further, do you know what bookfacing is? Are you familiar with #bookfacefriday on Instagram? If not, pause for a minute and hop over to this post where I introduce what #bookfacefriday is all about 🙂 Now that you’re all caught up, we can get started…

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